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This Freediver's Edge Is All in His Mind

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Most athletes embrace the Olympic motto “faster, higher, stronger.” Kurt Chambers used to be one of them. He spent 10 years competing in marathons and Olympic-distance triathlons. Looking for a new challenge, he turned to freediving and adopted the philosophy “slower, deeper, calmer.” Holding your breath “requires a level of fortitude I’ve never had to muster,” he says.

Mr. Chambers, now 36 years old, grew up in Texas. In 2003, he moved to Hawaii to attend graduate school and began dabbling in spearfishing, which required…

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